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  • "We remember Will and Ruth from our years at Messiah. They..."
    - Glynda Hamilton
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February 11, 1920 ~ November 20, 2012
Remembering our loving father and grandfather
with grateful hearts this Thanksgiving

Will was born to Albert and Elsie (Ahrens) Ehrich in rural Elmore, MN, where he grew up on the family farm. He graduated from Elmore High School in 1938 and served in the Navy during World War II.
He married the love of his life, Ruth Marie Lehman, on Sept. 17, 1942. They began their married life running the family farm before starting their next careers as partners in motel and apartment management in the early '60s. Will lost Ruth after a battle with leukemia on April 7, 2003.
Will is survived by three sons-Douglas, Craig and Bruce- eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and his youngest sister Virginia "Ginny" Kramer.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, parents and three sisters: Viola, Ruby and Janice.
His family welcomes friends to join them on Sat., Nov. 24, at 1:00 to celebrate his life at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, where memorials may be given in his name.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 22, 2012
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